Two would-be robbers entered a North Philadelphia corner store on Wednesday — only one would make it out alive.
Police say that an armed customer with a valid concealed carry permit opened fire on the duo around 12:30 p.m. at the Max Food Market.
One of the suspects was shot twice in the abdomen. The second fled on foot.
Though first responders rushed the injured perp to Temple University Hospital, he succumbed to his wounds.
Investigators are asking the public for help with finding the second suspect.
Local media reports that defensive gun uses (DGUs) by law-abiding citizens are on the rise in the City of Brotherly Love.
ABC 6 Action News says that “In just the first three months of this year, more people have been shot in defensive shootings than in each of the last three entire years.”
“If defensive shootings continue at the same rate through the rest of the year, Philadelphia is on track to have more than five times as many of these incidents as last year,” ABC 6 continues.
For many on the Left, the notion of good guys fighting back in this day and age is a total myth.
Case in point, New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik. In 2017, in an article titled, “The Raging Infection of American Guns,” the progressive scribe completely dismissed the incontrovertible fact that guns save lives.
“Guns, however, have an almost entirely symbolic function. No lives are saved. No intruders are repelled,” he wrote. “The dense and hysterical mythology of gun love has been refuted again and again.”
That statement didn’t age well at all, did it? Makes one wonder how Mr. Gopnik would explain this chart: